Mijas, situated along the coast between Malaga and Marbella, has a history which goes back to Roman times. Up on the hillside, above the coast and port area, is Mijas Pablo – the historic centre of the municipality – a typical and beautiful Andalusian white-washed village. Near the centre is the bull-rink, quite a contrast in style to the more larger and more sophisticated designs in the adjacent towns. The building was opened in 1900 and is quite simple and vernacular in style, with white-washed walls in style with the remainder of the village and an entrance which is similar to those of the houses nearby. If it was not for the dated inscribed on the walls, it would be difficult to date as the building is almost ageless. It is unusual for its oval shape, one of few of these such rinks in Spain.
Ten minutes walk away is the related museum which has an interesting collection of posters, paintings. costumes and memorabilia.